Lot 280 Desert Crusader. Image: Candiese Lenferna

The KZN based Summerview Stud will be offering two, well-bred lots at this year’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.

Both of Summerview Stud’s two-year-olds were sired by G1 sprinters, suggesting that both Forged In Ice and Desert Crusader will have speed to burn!

Forged In Ice (Lot 236) is a filly by four time G1 winning sprinter What A Winter, whose daughters also include dual G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes winner Clouds Unfold. This filly is a half-sister to 3 winners, including the stakes placed Green Lantern, who between them have won 16 races.

Forged In Ice herself is out of Over The Anvil, a winning Fort Wood half-sister to G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Dash For Gretna, and, further back, this is the family of champions Jay Peg and Kochka.

Lot 236 by What A Winter. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Short-lived G1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade is the sire of the well related Desert Crusader (Lot 280), a colt out of smart racemare Sahara. The latter not only won four times and ran second in all of the G2 KZN Fillies Guineas, G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes and G3 Flamboyant Stakes, but Sahara’s six winners, from as many runners, include millionaire and Secretariat Stakes/Christmas Handicap victor Matador Man.

Desert Crusader, a full-brother to 3 winners, sports a four time winning daughter of multiple champion sire Foveros as his granddam, while the colt’s third dam is a stakes placed daughter of champion sprinter Thatching.

The 2020 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale is set to take place at the TBA complex on November 12th and 13th, and the catalogue can be viewed online at

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